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9 Day Namibia Highlights
9 Day Namibia Highlights
Visit some of the oldest sand dunes in the worlds, take a trip along the coast and get close to nature with time in the Etosha National Park on this ten day trip to see the highlights of this beautiful African nation.
Tour highlights
  • See the sun rise over the dunes of the Namib Desert and climb to the top of the giant mounds of sand at Sossusvlei
  • Travel through the rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley and marvel at wildlife in the shallow lagoon at Walvis Bay
  • Spend time exploring the area around the coastal resort of Swakopmund
  • Explore the rugged landscape of Damaraland
  • Seek out some of the Big Five of African wildlife with two days of game drives in Etosha National Park
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Day 1: Namib Desert
Departing Windhoek, we travel to our lodge in the Namib Desert. This is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, where some of the highest sand dunes on Earth stand towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool, or taking part in optional activities offered at our lodge.
  • Classic: The Elegant Desert Lodge, or similar (D)
  • Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge, or similar (D)
Day 2: Namib Desert - Sossusvlei
The morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with sunrise, the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses, and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.
  • Classic: The Elegant Desert Lodge, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge, or similar (B,D)
Day 3: Swakopmund
After breakfast we continue our journey approaching the little settlement of Solitaire on the edge of the Namib Naukluft National Park, feeling like you have arrived in the middle of nowhere. Here it is worthwhile to enjoy a cup of coffee with the delightful apple-pie written about in so many travel books before travelling via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the coastal harbour town of Walvis Bay, we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site.
  • Classic: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel , or similar (B)
  • Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge, or similar (B,D)
Day 4: Swakopmund
Today you’ll head towards the coast through the desolate hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley, stopping off to visit the shallow lagoon that is seen as one of Africa’s most important wetlands. While there, you’ll hopefully have the chance to marvel at African flamingoes coming to get water, with groups in their thousands known to descend at once. Continuing on to the coast resort of Swakopmund, the remainder of the day will be spent at leisure.
  • Classic: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Superior : Strand Hotel, or similar (B,D)
Guests on the superior package will also enjoy a Marine Cruise
Day 5: Damaraland
On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north, traveling past the Brandberg, Namibias highest mountain (2.579m), into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth.
  • Classic : Damara Mopane Lodge or similar (B)
  • Superior : Vingerklip Lodge, or similar (B,D)
Day 6: Etosha National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. Once we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we head onto our first safari into the National Park. Together with our guide we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge.
  • Classic: Etosha Safari Camp, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Etosha Village, or similar (B,D)
Day 7: Etosha National Park
The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing visitors the opportunity of an extensive game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.
  • Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Onguma Collection, or similar (B,D)
Day 8: Etosha National Park
The day is spent exploring the wildlife to be found in the Etosha National Park, where you can hope to see four of the Big Five of African wildlife – the elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Alongside those, there will be the chance to see a wide array of birds and mammals on game drives in the area.
  • Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Onguma Collection, or similar (B,D)
Day 9: Etosha National Park
After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country exposing bushland savannah to the capital in the centre of the country. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.
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All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Classic: 8 Breakfasts
  • Superior: 8 Breakfasts; 8 Dinners
  • All accommodation and meals as detailed in the itinerary - (B)=Breakfast, (L)=Lunch, (D)=Dinner
  • Entrance Fees: Namib Naukluft National Park; Twyfelfontein; Petrified Forest; Living Museum of the Damara; Etosha National Park Portages
  • Game activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable.
  • 24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • International / Domestic Flights in Tour Only prices
  • Visas
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance

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